Google allows name-changes? Really? I've had to create a new gmail account (a year ago or so) because the old user-name was a reference to a hobby I no longer identified with. Sure, mail from the old email address gets forwarded (because I set it up like that), but I do have to manage 3 google accounts these days. Because you know: business email too... In my case not a big deal - I no longer identify with the old account, but it wasn't as big a deal as changing gender is, I'm sure.
Still - if it's possible as you say - the process is certainly not easily discoverable or found in google (the search engine).
I'm in a similar situation. Everywhere I read it says to create a new account and forward the email. But in this day and age email isn't the only thing tied to your google account...
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